Northwest Airlines has reached an agreement with its creditors over lease terms on 13 leased Avro RJ85s. Under the agreement, which is subject to bankruptcy court approval, lease rates on the aircraft will be reduced to US$70,000 a month until they are withdrawn from service later this year. The RJ85s […]
Spanish start-up airline Orionair took delivery of its first BAe 146, former Ansett series 300 G-EEWR (E3195 ex VH-EWR), in early July. Sistership G-EEWM (E3179 ex VH-EWM) should join her shortly.
Serbian start-up Centavia began operations with its BAe 146-200 YU-AGL (msn E2210) on 8 July. The first flight was a charter from Belgrade to Corfu (CNA 800), which departed at 11:30. A second rotation, to Bodrum, was flown later that same day. The airline had received its operating licence the […]
Flightline will operate a BAe 146-200 on behalf of Spanish airline Binter Canarias. Series 200 G-FLTD was ferried from Southend to Seville on 4 July to begin the three-month lease. The 146 will supplement Binter’s ATR72s, providing additional capacity on inter-island flights within the Canaries and on longer flights to […]
Several former Mesaba Avro RJ85s have been ferried to Europe in recent weeks, in anticipation of being delivered to CityJet. At least four RJ85s had been ferried by the end of June, with N513XJ (msn E2329), N514XJ (msn E2330), and N521XJ (msn E2346) going to Norwich and N517XJ (msn E2335) […]
Former Turkish Airlines Avro RJ100 G-CDUI (msn E3264 ex TC-THM) has been painted in the colors of Fordair, the flight department of car manufacturer Ford, at Norwich. She was returned off-lease to BAE Systems in February, and had been in storage at Norwich since then. Flightline has been operating BAe […]
Former airBaltic Avro RJ70 G-BZFA (msn E1223 ex YL-BAK) was ferried from Kemble to Norwich on 15 May for some work. She had been stored at Kemble for almost a year, having arrived there in July 2005. BAE Systems has been flying many of its stored BAe 146s and Avro […]